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Archives for November, 2011

Disney Pre-Mickey Mouse animation short found

The British film archive discovered an episode of “Hungry Hobos” – an animation short by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks dated 1927. It features the Oswald character which is considered by most to be the prototype of Mickey Mouse. Robert Dewar, commercial director of Huntley Film Archives, one of Britain’s biggest independent film libraries, said […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Disney Pre-Mickey Mouse animation short found

Luckovich: I thrive on rejection

Nice insight into a recent cartoon by Atlanta Journal Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich over on Michael Cavna’s blog: “I’d come up with another idea,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Pulitzer-winning political cartoonist tells Comic Riffs not three hours after his sudden pivot. … “Thankfully, my editor didn’t think it was my best effort and told […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Luckovich: I thrive on rejection

Winsor McCay screens Gertie to fellow cartoonists

Cool video found by Mike Lynch of Winsor McCay screening his first animation “Gertie the Dinosaur” to his fellow cartoonists. Mike writes: What was it like when Winsor McCay screened his animated film GERTIE THE DINOSAUR for his New York Tribune cartoonist pals? Allan Holtz shares this article from the February 23, 1914 Tribune. The […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment

Toonseum to exhibit One Fine Sunday

John Read’s One Fine Sunday exhibit will be opening in the Toonseum in Pittsburgh on December 9. The exhibit brings original cartoon art all drawn for the same Sunday (April 11) in 2010. ToonSeum Executive Director Joe Wos says he had to narrow the exhibit down to comics that run locally or he thinks should […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Santa vs Dracula is fully funded through Kickstarter

Congratulations to Melissa DeJesus and Ed Power of MyCage fame for getting their Santa vs Dracula graphic novel funded through Kickstarter. They raised just over $10,000 of their $9,500 goal with 242 donors.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2011,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 10 Comments

Richmond reveals character design for Achmed, the Dead Terrorist’s son

MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond has written about his experience working with ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham to create a new character for his comedy routine. The new character is AJ, the son of Achmed the Dead Terrorist. Early in the summer of 2010 I received a call from some gentlemen out in LA who represented […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2011,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 1 Comment

Center for Cartoon Studies opens their annual donation campaign

The Center for Cartoon Studies has kicked off their annual donation drive. All donations are tax deductible and there are other options of support such as in-kind donations.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Center for Cartoon Studies opens their annual donation campaign

Funds sought to open Jack Kirby museum in NYC

A fund-raiser has started to raise an initial $30,000 to open a museum in New York City for Jack Kirby. If Stan Lee is the George Lucas of comic books, then Jack Kirby is the medium’s Spielberg. Born Jacob Kurtzberg in 1917, the artist was honoured by his family and fans in 2005 with the […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Funds sought to open Jack Kirby museum in NYC

Mr. Fish appears on Carson Daly

Dwayne Booth (AKA Mr. Fish) was featured on the Carson Daly show during the Carson Daly show. Here’s his clip:

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Staying offline for one more day

Sorry, all. Have a funeral in my extended family that I am attending today. Hope you’re Thanksgiving weekend was great. I’ll be back tomorrow. UPDATE: Looks like I have a few minutes before I head out of town, so I’ve thrown a couple of stories up.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 4 Comments

Mike Keefe takes buyout

Sad news from Daryl Cagle: You?ve been with the Denver Post since 1975. What are you looking forward to most with the free time you?ve just given yourself? My wife, who is still working, asked me how I was going to spend my days. I said, ?Three words: Turner Classic Movies.? She was not amused. […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving (U.S.)! See you back here Monday

Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. readers. Happy Thursday for everyone else I guess. I’m taking the weekend off. I’ll see you all back here on Monday unless something big breaks.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2011,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving (U.S.)! See you back here Monday

Stephanie Piro posts thanksgiving tale

From Stephanie Piro: I’ve been meaning to put my “classic” tale of the Turkey Prince online for Thanksgiving for years. I wrote it in my 20’s and my style has really evolved since then though I still consider this one of my best and favorite works. Here it is finally… I re-wrote the captions because, […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Stephanie Piro posts thanksgiving tale

Profiled: Shannon Wheeler

Tim O’Shea talks to Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler to talk about the various projects he’s released including I Thought You Would Be Funnier, a Little Golden Book parody Grandpa Won’t Wake Up co-created Oil and Water. Tim O’Shea: Not many folks can say they’ve won an Eisner, but this year’s was actually […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2011,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Shannon Wheeler

Cartoon Movement posts more Occupy sketchbooks

Cartoon Movement is publishing another Occupy Wall Street piece of comics journalism. Today’s new offerings come from Sarah Glidden who visited the Occupy Miami protest: “When we would start talking about OWS, the attitude seemed to be that it’s great that Americans are taking some sort of action against the system we’ve created,” she says. […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Movement posts more Occupy sketchbooks